LIVE BLOG: Follow the Purdue game in Iowa in real time with live news and views from Press Row

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Welcome to Carver-Hawkeye Arena. It’s a huge Big Ten showdown tonight between No. 6 Purdue and the Iowa Hawkeyes, with both teams desperate for a conference win.

Welcome to our live blog, where we will keep you up to date with all the news and views of the game in real time. It’s a great game for both teams, who are trying to stay close to the leaders of the Big Ten race. Purdue is 16-3 overall and 5-3 in the league. Iowa is 14-5 and 4-4.

The game is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1. Here’s how to watch, along with all your pre-game nuggets as well. CLICK HERE

Here we are. The most recent items are at the top.

FINAL: It’s all over and Purdue has taken another big win on the road. The Boilermakers win 83-73. The sixth-ranked Boilers are now 17-3 overall and 6-3 in the Big Ten, just one game behind Wisconsin and Michigan State. Four Boilermakers is scoring in double digits, with Isaiah Thompson leading with 18 points. Jaden Ivey had 15, Sasha Stefanovic had 14 and Trevion Williams had 12.

11:01 a.m. – Just 1:24 to go and Purdue still leads 81-68. Iowa was not very good offensively after carrying it to four points.

A Big Ten oddity tonight: Looks like the ROAD TEAMS are going to go 3-0. Wisconsin, Ohio State and Purdue are keeping the pressure on the leaders.

10:49 a.m. — 3:31 a.m. remains and the final media timeout has arrived. Purdue leads 79-66 after another basket from Isaiah Thompson. He now has 18 points, leading the Boilers.

10:47 a.m. – Isaiah Thompson is ramping up for Purdue. He got stuck in the lane with the shot clock, but took a small jump, then hit a three on the next possession to push back the 13-point lead at 77-64.

10:42 p.m. — We’ve reached the Under-8 timeout and Purdue leads 70-62. Out of the TO, Trevion Williams misses both free throws for the Boilers. Kris Murray makes two at the other end. Purdue is just 6 for 16 from the free throw line.

10:25 p.m. — And now the lead is just four and Iowa’s Kris Murray hits a three to make it 57-53. Jaden Ivey responds with a three of his own on the other end, however. We hit the second media timeout and it’s 60-53 Purdue.

10:20 p.m. — And now the lead is only seven.

10:14 p.m. – The pressure from Iowa is starting to go to the Boilermakers, and suddenly it’s just a 10-point game. We’re at the first media timeout and Purdue leads 53-43 with 15:54 to go.

STATS: Purdue’s only real complaint at halftime is free-throw shooting. Mason Gillis, who entered the game having given away 20 of 21, missed both attempts. Jaden Ivey was just 1 of 5, which was unexpected since he’s shooting 74.7 percent this season.

HALF-TIME: We have reached the turning point and Purdue leads 48-33. Solid defensive performance for sure, and Purdue’s offense was very effective, shooting 64.3 from the floor and committing only five turnovers, which is very good against this Iowa pressure.

9:35 p.m. – We’re in the Under-4 media timeout and Purdue leads 36-24. The Boilers shoot 13 for 21 from the field, good for 59.1%. Iowa is shooting just 32 percent and only 2 for 12 of three, 16.7 percent.

9:24 p.m. – Jaden Ivey hits a back three and suddenly Purdue is up 30-15. The Boilermakers are already 6 for 10 from three-point range. He slips on his next trip to the basket, however, and lands hard on his hip. Be interesting to see how I play through this. He missed Sunday’s game with a hip flexor injury.

9:22 p.m. – Jaden Ivey gets on the board for the Boilers, scoring a good flat from Trevion Williams. Hockey helper to Sasha Stefanovic. Isaiah Thompson follows with a three, and it’s 24-11 Purdue.

9:15 p.m. – Purdue is doing a good job of breaking Iowa’s pressure and then finding open shooters. Sasha Stefanovic knocks down two more three-pointers and Purdue leads 19-9. The defense has been very good so far for the Boilers as well.

9:10 p.m. — We are at the first media timeout and Purdue leads 9-7. Trevion Williams replaced Zach Edey just before the break and scored on a baby hook in the lane. Purdue’s Jaden Ivey enters the game after timeout, replacing Isaiah Thompson.

9:05 p.m. – Two first baskets from Zach Edey and a three-pointer from Sasha Stefanovic give Purdue an early 7-3 lead. A bad streak at the other end for Mason Gillis, however. He throws a bad pass in the backcourt, then recovers his second foul and has to go to the bench. Caleb Furst enters.

8:50 p.m. — The starting lineups have just been released and Purdue’s Jaden Ivey is NOT in the starting lineup. They are Mason Gillis and Zach Edey up front, with Isaiah Thompson, Sasha Stefanovic and Eric Hunter Jr. at guard.

8:30 p.m. – Purdue is looking for a sweep in the season series. The Boilers won 77-70 in December, but Iowa star Keegan Murray did not play in that game. He was out with an ankle injury.

8:20 p.m. – Purdue star Jaden Ivey was deep into warm-ups here at Carver-Hawkeye. I posted a story about this earlier. Here it is, with pictures. CLICK HERE

  • MACKEY’S MEN ACCEPTED AT TBT 2022: Purdue’s alumni team Men of Mackey has accepted an automatic offer for the 2022 basketball tournament field. The 64-team summer event is a $1 million win-win tournament broadcast live on ESPN. CLICK HERE
  • PURDUE RANKED NUMBER 6: Purdue Basketball picked up a win over a ranked Illinois team on the road and faced Northwestern at home, but the team’s first loss to Indiana in six years saw a slight drop in the final ranking. The Boilermakers are now the No. 6 ranked team in the country. CLICK HERE
  • TOP NORTH-WEST BOILERS: Senior guard Sasha Stefanovic was 6-10 from the 3-point line and added four free throws to lead Purdue to a 20-point victory over Northwestern on Sunday at Mackey Arena. He was one of four Boilermakers to finish the game in double digits. CLICK HERE
  • HOW PURDUE DID NOT FAIL TO CLOSE AGAINST INDIANA: No. 4 Purdue led Indiana by two points with one minute left Thursday night at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The Boilermakers had the opportunity to shut down the Hoosiers, but the team was unable to put the game aside in the final seconds. CLICK HERE
  • PURDUE DROPS ROAD MATCHUP AGAINST INDIANA: Purdue basketball couldn’t put Indiana on the road Thursday night at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Sophomore goaltender Jaden Ivey scored a team-high 21 points in the loss, but 20 points from Rob Phinisee powered the Hoosiers to victory. CLICK HERE
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